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  1. PonyExpress

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    In the NFL.com Pats vs Chargers "game of the week" video, a SD secondary coach on the sideline at the 2:50 mark tells the defense that Brady is tipping his passing targets.

    http://www.nfl.com/videos (Go to the NFL Films section, "Game of the Week").
     
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    I saw this too and was wondering the same thing. My guess is that BB and Tom will pick up on this and take the steps necessary to rectify the situation.
     
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    I heard that too and I'm not sure that the DC really had a valid point. I think he was trying to get the secondary to stay sharp. The 3 interceptions were results of poor throws, not the DB "reading the QB" and stepping in front of the pass. It was a horrible day to be throwing the ball with accuracy.

    I thought Brady was going to his 3rd, 4th and 5th options regularly during the game. Not sure how that "tipped off" the defenders.
     
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    Could it be like when TB was early in his career and he used to pat the ball just before throwing it? Or was that Bledsoe? I'm pretty sure it was TB.
     
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    That was Bledsoe.
     
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    Last week, someone had posted that one of the Chargers defensive men had broken the code on Peyton's audioables at least enough to know if it was going to be a run or pass.

    Every team studies their opposition to find patterns and tells.

    The chargers had 30 int during the regular season, the rest of the league each team between 11-22. That not just #1, that is dominating a category.

    It is almost certain that Brady has a tell. Everybody has them. The hard part is finding them.

    It is quite possible that Norv, the DC or one of the people on the Chargers staff is very good at what he does. And found some tell-tail signs. Not a perfect read, but that on a some of the plays if he does this, than that will happen.
     
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    This is a good point, despite the fact that Brady will go through his progressions, perhaps he is tipping his primary receiver, and that may be enough to help the D.

    I agree on the poor throws too, don't think SD made any great plays (save for the one in the end zone, but I thought that was a somewhat poor throw as well). I haven't heard much more about Brady being sick, but I still think that it was a possibility.

    Did anyone else feel like the DB's for the Giants had a poor game against GB except for a couple of plays? 37 looks like he is chasing the play down from behind all the time. And he looks sloooooowwww.
     
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    Jaworski speculated that his right ankle injury might have prevented TB from pushing off and getting everything on the ball that he usually does. Of course everything is conjecture at this point.

    If he was somehow tipping his targets I suspect the problem will be either rectified or exploited by the Pats, ie. false tips.
     
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    Great film. Most of the shots seem to be from the Chargers' sideline. Is there a reason for that?
     
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    And here I thought this was about Brady giving his WR's a little cash after each game :)
     
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    If you'll notice the play with the pick by Cromartie in the end zone, coverage was exceptional on Welker (first option) and Moss (2nd option). Both those were no-goes.

    Whether because of injury of the press of time or some other reason, Brady then gets sloppy. He sees Watson at the back of the end zone, but simply throws a poor pass.

    He really should have know better on that one. Yes, doubtless he lost track of Cromartie, but that's just another reason why the pass was piss-poor bad.

    Frankly, during the game I thought Brady looked a little under the weather and was fighting off a cold or flu virus or whatever, and we all know when we feel like that, our decision making at times is not our best.

    Of course even if that were true, we'd never hear about it.

    Just my 2 cents....
     
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    Can someone explain to me the difference between the guy in the Chargers jacket with the video camera in the SD sideline, in front of our section (137) and the fiasco that started "cameragate"?
     
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    I agree with your 2 cents, so I guess now we have 4 cents.
     
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    Probably, the proper palms have been greased...
     
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    Cromartie was covering no one and waiting for the ball on the goal line. Jammer looked like he was expecting it.

    The other was a tipped ball..

    The DC of San Diego said he looked at his primary, went through reads, then came back to the 1st one he looked at. That was the tip.
     
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    For what it's worth, Brady was asked about this and he said that he just lost track of Cromartie on that play. Normally he would have sent it high for Watson in the back of the endzone. Watson catches it and it's a TD. A miss and they kick a FG. But hats off to Cromartie for making a great play. Ultimately, his good play was kind of negated by him running it out of the endzone and putting the Bolts in poor field position. They ended up punting and the Pats scored on the following drive.
     
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    I've noticed that sometimes Brady will throw a pass directly to a defender. Remember the Donnie Edwards pick in the playoffs last year? I don't think he moved an inch after the snap and Brady hit him between the numbers.

    Maybe Brady doesn't have binocular vision and can only see defenders if they are moving (like the T.Rex in Jurassic Park). Or maybe he gets brain cramps when he plays San Diego.
     
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    Oh I'm sure he had permission Pats, or San Diego quietly submitted a filming request waiver when they obtained the recent black out waiver from the league office.
     
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